|Blake "Little Boom" Geoffrion|
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tracing the Morenz-Geoffrion Lineage
NHL history was made on February 26, 2011 when Blake Geoffrion made his NHL debut for the Nashville Predators. Yes, he was the first Tennessee native to play in the league – but he was also the NHL’s first fourth generation player. Blake also set a new record on March 1, 2011 by scoring a goal - becoming the first fourth generation NHL player to score a goal in the league. Lets take a closer look at his family tree:
Blake Geoffrion is a former Hobey Baker Award winner who played college puck for the University of Wisconsin. He had some good seasons for them, but his best came in 2009-2010 when he put up 50 points in 40 games, including 28 goals. Blake then signed with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL, the Nashville Predators minor league affiliate. Blake is rated a 6.5C on HockeysFuture and has been scouted as an excellent two-way forward that combines of size, power and energy who thrives on the physical side of the game and can often be found delivering some very solid checks.
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